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This is how he whispers in her ear
soft lips parting and closing with
declarations of undying love -
while he checks the score out
of the corner of his left eye
This is how she smiles,
with eyes closed, and
imagines he's someone else -
the one she wishes
she were with
This is how we meet expectations, and
This is how we settle



This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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